Letter From Home

Date:
2003
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
26 5/8 x 14 ¼ inches
Credit Line:
Collection of Lysiane Luong Grooms and the artist

From sculptural installations to two-dimensional paintings, artworks by Red Grooms reward a close scrutiny of details. Here they add up to a tale about a Confederate captain: his half-dressed state; his CSA (Confederate States of America) belt buckle; the sleeve badge on his hanging jacket; his focused gaze into the mirror; his time spent shaving while his regiment is already on the move; the open letter from his wife in Virginia, her relief that he is not in current danger. . .

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